At the beginning of Ephesians 2 Paul talked about being spiritually dead. Ephesians 2:4-5 says, But God is rich in mercy, and he loved us very much. We were spiritually dead because of all we had done against him. But he gave us new life together with Christ. (You have been saved by God’s grace.)
Even though we didn't deserve it, God demonstrated his love, grace and mercy by sending Jesus so that we could be rescued from this spiritual death. If you follow Jesus, you want to obey him because you're so grateful. Your life should produce the fruit of the spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). This is in contrast to people who don't follow Jesus, who do whatever they want. Does his mercy motivate you to love and obey Jesus?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.